1539 Atwood Ave Suite 301

Johnston, RI 02919

(401) 490-4515

750 Reservoir Ave

Cranston, Rhode Island 02910

(401) 943-0761

1539 Atwood Ave

Johnston, RI

(401) 490-4515

750 Reservoir Ave

Cranston, Rhode Island

(401) 943-0761

750 Reservoir Ave

Cranston, Rhode Island

(401) 944-7546

Our Staff

At Coastal Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the provider's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You will get this caring attitude from all the staff at Coastal Dermatology and Cosmetic Center every day. Our staff works together as a team to ensure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Linda Hua Zhou, MD FAAD 

Dr. Zhou is a board-certified dermatologist and surgeon who specializes in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

Education: MD Hubei University of Chinese Medicine

Residency: Boston University School of Medicine/Roger Williams Medical Center

Surgical training: Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Methodist Hospital

Fellowships: Wound Care/ Healing, Roger Williams Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations: Roger Williams Medical Center

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatology Surgery

Laura Della Torre, MD FAAD

Dr. Della Torre is a board-certified dermatologist and RI native who specializes in general dermatology.

Education: Brown University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Hospital Affiliations: Roger Williams Medical Center

Professional Affiliations: The American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the New England Dermatological Society and The Rhode Island Dermatology Society

Laura Hilliard, PA-C

Laura Hilliard is a certified Physician Assistant who specializes in Dermatology. 

Education: MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Professional Licensure and Certification: State of Rhode Island Physician Assistant, National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Affiliations: Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, The Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants

Laura believes in providing evidence-based medicine, utilizing both empathy and compassion towards her patients and their families.

Alicia Salisbury, FNP-C 

Alicia Salisbury is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Dermatology.

Education: Regis College, Weston, MA

Professional Licensure and Certification: State of Rhode Island Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Professional Affiliations: Dermatology Nurses Association, The NP Alliance of Rhode Island

Alicia first received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island. However, while working at Coastal Dermatology, alongside Dr. Zhou, she developed a passion for patient care. She then returned to Regis College where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and eventually a Master of Science in Nursing.

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